ERIC Number: ED332723
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Blindness and Visual Impairments: National Information and Advocacy Organizations. Reference Circular No. 90-2.
Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
This reference circular lists organizations that provide a variety of direct services to blind and visually impaired persons, including advocacy and employment programs, assistive devices, and publications offered in special format. Many of the organizations also offer guidance to families of blind and visually impaired persons and training for professionals. Many publish journals, monographs, catalogs, and pamphlets, and the major publications are identified in this circular. The first of three sections lists the organizations alphabetically with annotations that describe the services they provide. The second section presents directories and other publications that list agencies, services, and resources for blind and visually impaired persons. These publications contain the names of organizations that serve blind and visually impaired persons in the United States and in other countries; organizations that have braille music collections and tactile map collections; and producers and distributors of braille and large print reading materials and assistive devices for reading and other related activities. Section III lists state-level agencies that administer public programs providing special education and rehabilitation services. (MAB)
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors; Media Staff; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC. National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.
Identifiers: National Library Service for the Blind
Note: For a related circular, see IR 053 606.